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Oxford Advanced Surfaces provides bonding solution for carbon fibre composites

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Logo Begbroke Science Park tenant Oxford Advanced Surfaces, leading manufacturer of surface modification treatments to address material challenges in the automotive, aerospace, communications, electronics, and renewable energy markets, has developed techniques for bonding coatings and paints to carbon fibre composites, using its Onto™ surface modification treatment.

From bumpers and spoilers to dashboards and steering wheels, carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) is becoming increasingly used in the design of car components. Not only is it strong and rigid, it’s also light weight, helping to maximise the performance and fuel efficiency of the vehicle and lowering emissions.

Semi-crystalline thermoplastics are highly resistant to chemicals and cannot usually be bonded to without some kind of surface treatment. Onto™ surface treatments can prepare even the most chemically resistant materials for bonding, ensuring that coatings do not delaminate from the substrate over time and enabling designers to create innovative products with the advanced materials.

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Joanna Grant